The Nanny Diaries (PGO Books)

by Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus | Audiobooks | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0739304364 Global Overview for this book
Registered by PGO-Books4all of Salt Lake City, Utah USA on 1/19/2010
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by PGO-Books4all from Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Tuesday, January 19, 2010
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Journal Entry 2 by brenter at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Saturday, January 23, 2010

Released 10 yrs ago (1/23/2010 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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This book is going into carlissa's audiobox! Happy travels!

Journal Entry 3 by KateKintail from Burke, Virginia USA on Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Taking this out of carlissa's audio bookbox. Thank you!

Journal Entry 4 by KateKintail from Burke, Virginia USA on Thursday, April 29, 2010
I usually don't like reading abridged books, but in this case I thought it was a great choice. It's not the world's most literary book and I don't feel like I missed a single thing. The pace was great, the story wonderful, and the characters fantastic!

I really didn't expect to like this book as much as I did. I was spellbound and inspired by this exploration of a fictional nanny's life with her charges. At times I SWORE it was a memoir, not fiction, and probably checked the cover no fewer than a dozen times to check and make sure the words "a novel" were still there.

I did my fair share of babysitting in high school and could relate to the main character, Nanny, instantly. I saw a LOT of myself in her. But she was so much more patient and caring than I think I could be, especially when it comes to the family she ended up nannying for. Oh. My. Gosh. What crazy stories and horrible parents! Horrible, mostly, because it felt absolutely realistic. And just when I thought things couldn't get worse and the parents would get a CLUE... it would get worse! I was practically screaming in outrage at one point. I thought there was NO way to save this story, but the ending made me cry with satisfaction. So perfect.

Julia Roberts did a great job reading. I was worried, at first, because she has such a recognizable voice, but she "disappeared" into the character perfectly. The only trip-up came when she said the word "wassailing." I pronounce it as WAH-sul and she pronounced it as wah-SAIL. It took me about 10 minutes to figure out what the heck the word was, as I'd just never heard it said like that before.

Anyway, I absolutely loved this book and I'm so glad I read it! What an engaging, enjoyable, entertaining read!

Journal Entry 5 by KateKintail at Burke, Virginia USA on Saturday, May 08, 2010

Released 10 yrs ago (5/8/2010 UTC) at Burke, Virginia USA

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I enjoyed this book and melydia expressed an interest in earreading it. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 6 by wingmelydiawing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Monday, May 10, 2010
KateKintail generously lent this to me. Looking forward to it - thanks!

Journal Entry 7 by wingmelydiawing at -- Geocaches, Virginia USA on Friday, June 04, 2010
(abridged audiobook read by Julia Roberts): College senior Nanny takes a job as - you guessed it - a nanny for Grayer, the son of the extremely wealthy Mr. and Mrs. X. The Xes turn out to be every nanny's worst nightmare: rich, snobbish, and completely self-absorbed. It's actually strikingly similar to The Devil Wears Prada, except that I actually had sympathy for the narrator here. There's a child involved, so she really can't just quit. Nanny is actually quite graceful and professional in the face of such torment. The use of aliases like "X" and "Nanny" is an interesting device, making it sound more like nonfiction, except that everyone else in the book has a regular name. I don't know that I'd seek out other books by these authors, but this one was decent.

On the audio version: Roberts is an okay narrator, but it took me a while to get into the groove of her slightly too-fast monotone.

Thanks for letting me borrow this one, KateKintail!

Journal Entry 8 by KateKintail at Burke, Virginia USA on Sunday, August 01, 2010
I'm setting this aside for a future Audio bookbox that might come my way. Thanks!

Journal Entry 9 by KateKintail at Fairfax Station, Virginia USA on Saturday, November 06, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (11/4/2010 UTC) at Fairfax Station, Virginia USA

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Sending out for Holiday Gift-giving. I hope you enjoy it!

Journal Entry 10 by hakkalina at Budapest, Pest Hungary on Friday, November 19, 2010
An audiobook!! Reading by Julia Roberts...
Thank you Katekintail!
For the audiobook, which is a treasure to me, and for the new kind of BC supplies and "Save the Date" cards and magnet for the BC DC convention :)
Oooo, you have got an own rubber-stamp for HGG .. wow! Being a member since 2002, you know something :)
Earreading??
I haven't hard this word yet, but it is proper word for listen to an audiobook... :)))

Journal Entry 11 by hakkalina at Budapest, Pest Hungary on Sunday, February 17, 2013

Released 7 yrs ago (2/18/2013 UTC) at Budapest, Pest Hungary

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It is time to go on in order to discover more in this beautiful World... The book is travelling to its next reader!

To the winner of the audiobook sweepstake for January!

Journal Entry 12 by wingerishkigalwing at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Friday, March 01, 2013
WoW! yet another audio book! Winning this sweeps is going to keep me in listening for years!

And this looks like one my granddaughter may enjoy listening to, so I'll likely take itto Monana next week, 'in case' we want to listen on the drive back. Thank you, hakkalina!
And it's sent from one of the cities high on my'bucket list' <(vbg>

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